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French Language Immersion Programs

Explore French Language & Culture

In addition to visiting culturally and historically significant landmarks as part of our French language immersion programs, we also provide our celebrated Family Stay Experience®. This allows students to immerse themselves into the daily life of French-speaking family while abroad.

Our carefully selected host families understand the value of speaking to students in French and give students a deeper understanding of its day-to-day usage. Living with a family within a French-speaking community provides students critical insight into perspectives outside of their own. Understanding cultural nuance helps achieve greater fluency and helps students build potentially lifelong relationships abroad.

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See for yourself!

We carefully select families who volunteer to share their home, language, and culture with our student travelers. For over 50 years, our participants have increased their language skills and cultural awareness through this unique immersion program.

Automatically included in every program

We don't just talk about how we care about our travelers, we integrate essential protections into every aspect of our programs. Xperitas Rest Assured Advantages are designed to provide teachers, students, and their families with the travel assurances and assistance they need. We strive to keep our pricing as transparent as possible.

We include desirable items that prioritize financial protections, traveler safety and well-being in every program.

Financial Protections

  • Medical coverage for accidents and illness while on the program, up to $50,000
  • Trip cancellation coverage due to medical reasons only
  • NEW! Trip cancellation & delay insurance (additional coverages up to $2000 for issues related to COVID-19 and more!)
  • Emergency medical evacuation per doctor orders or natural disaster/political instability involving the program location
  • Liability insurance for group leaders
  • Teacher stipends to minimize teacher’s out-of-pocket costs during program
  • Clear cancellation policies

Health & Safety

  • Adherence to health and safety guidelines from recognized health and government authorities domestically and abroad
  • Participants are registered with STEP, the U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  • Pre-travel resources to prepare students for a safe travel experience
  • Communication with a dedicated Xperitas Program Manager from planning to post-program
  • In-country support with trusted local partners and Family Stay Coordinators
  • 24-7 emergency support from Xperitas

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Participants

  • Meaningful financial aid programs covering up to 60% of program costs for eligible participants*
  • Early Bird discount
  • Sibling discount
  • Returning participant discount
  • Merit-based Scholarships (up to four awarded annually)
  • Alumni Scholarship (awarded annually)
  • Fundraising program
  • Fundraising ideas

*Over the past decade, Xperitas has awarded over one million dollars to expand language and cultural immersion opportunities. Learn more about how Xperitas helps our student travelers!

Additional benefits for traveling teachers

In addition to our generous traveler benefits, teachers traveling with high school or middle school groups receive additional benefits: 

  • Liability insurance for group leaders
  • Teacher stipends to minimize teacher’s out-of-pocket costs during program
  • Pre-travel resources to prepare students for a safe travel experience

Teacher-friendly Perks

New Teacher Reward | New teachers (those traveling with us for the first time) are offered a Guide on their program at no additional charge. Get the details.

$1,000 Referral Reward | In appreciation of teachers or others who refer colleagues to Xperitas, we offer a $1,000 Referral Reward! Get the details.

Global Leaders Conference | All traveling leaders who meet minimum group size requirements are able to attend free of charge! Get the details.

Professional Development for Teachers | Obtain graduate level professional development units/credits! Get the details.


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See What People Are Saying


My son had a fantastic time. He wanted to go back before he was even home. The Family Stay Experience was great for him. Hiking, youth group, family birthday party, relaxing at the family home, hanging out with his host brother's friends and checking out the city. He really enjoyed the complete package of this trip!

Brandy M, France Program
French Parent
Life Lessons

He would not have taken French for four years if this trip wasn't planned. And now he is taking a fifth year of French. My son has always been a saver. But having to save and earn money to pay for the majority of this trip was a life-long lesson. He is hoping to visit France and other countries in the future.

Brandy M, France Program
French Parent
New Experiences

For any students who are unsure about pursuing an immersion program, I can only recommend giving it a try. My trip to France with Xperitas brought a new dimension to a language and culture I hadn't experienced firsthand. Exploring new places and cultures abroad has given me some of my best memories and best friends, and has certainly played a role in shaping my goals for the future.

Cara M, France Program
French Student
Life Changing

The France trip provided me with the experience I needed to decide what path to take in my life.

Madisen B, France Program
French Student